Karaoke is a time. It’s one of those rare things in life where it doesn’t matter if you’re absolutely crap; you will be cheered on anyway. In fact, the worse you are, the better. Which is right up our alley. And yours too we think.
Turns out there are a few places around the Gold Coast where you can sing your little lungs out without fear of judgment. You are also able to eat food and drink drinks (the English language hey) so that’s a triple time.
Here they are.
This one is a goodie, it’s a legit karaoke bar made for that exact purpose and we have it on excellent authority that a good time is guaranteed. There’s a stage for the daring ones and private booths if you want to get cosy with your crew. All you gotta do is buy a drink in exchange for entry and that will not be a problem for us sir. Get us three straight up. You’ll find people from all walks of life there, which is code for ‘there will definitely be a worse singer than you’. Celebrate good times come on.
Where: 23 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
A little newbie on the Surfers scene, Holey Moley offers many a fun time in the one space. There’s mini golf including some of the most hilarious and outrageous holes you’ve seen, a Simpson’s couch for bulk Insta snap opportunities and a drink cart that moseys on around the place. Besides all of this fun, there are also private karaoke booths up for grabs and the good vibes are the perfect setting for an absolutely ridiculous time. Sink a few crazy cocktails and get up, get up, and get down.
Where: Circle on Cavill, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Oh guys, this might be the one. So it’s a karaoke bar (obvs) and there’s velvet seating because Studio 54 vibes are life. But the very best thing is the fact that it’s BYO everybody, BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL. What an absolute cracker of an idea. You can find your new favourite venue in the heart of Chinatown in Southport and it’s open from 1pm every day in case Tunesday is a thing you feel like you could get into. If you could read my mind now.
Where: 20 Davenport St, Southport
If something a little bit fancy is your jam, E-Star Karaoke is the one. With gold gilded armchairs, wallpaper fit for a queen and over 300,000 songs to choose from, this Southport gem is an entirely unique experience. There’s a delicious buffet restaurant to fill your tummy before you take to the stage to belt out a beat. Seems Chinatown in Southport is the place to be karaoke fans. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough.
Where: Davison Lane, Southport
G-CLEF Japanese Restaurant, Bar & Karaoke
Here you’ll find Japanese karaoke at its finest. G-CLEF has been delivering the sing along good times since 1998 and if you haven’t yet had the pleasure, now is the time. They offer soundproof booths and the fanciest of karaoke equipment, all to be enjoyed after a hearty Japanese feast you can take to your room. Best of both worlds right there. This one is a Surfers Paradise gem and we feel a karaoke crawl coming on. Don’t go breaking my heart.
Where: Shop 3 RSL centre, 9 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise
Words by Kirra Smith